The Celtics will be back in action later this week in Las Vegas as all 30 NBA teams will compete in the Summer League. Boston announced its full 11-man roster Tuesday along with Summer League head coach Ben Sullivan, one of Ime Udoka’s top assistants.
The roster includes two returning players from last year’s Summer League team, Sam Hauser and Juhann Begarin. Yam Madar, 2020 second-round pick, will not feature in the squad as he shares responsibility for the Israel national team. However, JD Davison, the No. 53 overall pick in the NBA draft for Boston, will be in the picture and will likely see difficult minutes for the team at point guard.
Boston will also have its two two-way players from the 2021-22 season in Brodric Thomas and Matt Ryan on the roster. Both players are currently restricted free agents and will be in the mix for Boston next year with strong performances for a roster spot that will likely help their concerns.
Other names to watch include undrafted rookie center Trevion Williams, who was a standout defensive end at Purdue last season. Third-year center Mgiondu Kabengele is also a 2019 first-round pick who will look to increase his chances of a shot at one of Boston’s open spots in the 15-man roster.
The Celtics have five games scheduled in Las Vegas, taking place July 7-18. The 28 teams that do not qualify for the championship game will play a fifth game on July 16 or 17. Here are the other four scheduled games.
Saturday, July 9: Boston vs. Miami, 5:30 p.m. ET, NBATV
Monday, July 11: Boston vs. Milwaukee, 8 p.m. ET, NBATV
Tuesday, July 12: Boston vs. Golden State, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Thursday, July 14: Boston vs. Memphis, 3:30 p.m. ET, NBATV
The Celtics will practice at the Auerbach Center in Boston through Thursday before flying to Las Vegas on Friday to prepare for their matchups. Boston currently has three roster spots open on the 15-man roster, as well as two open two-way spots, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see several players with strong Las Vegas performances signing from Boston.
Here’s a look at the full 11-man roster (player, position, college/country, NBA years):
Juhann Begarin, G/F, Paris Basketball, Rookie
Jordan Bone, G, Tennessee, 2nd
JD Davison, G, Alabama, novice
Sam Hauser, F, Virginia, 1
Jericole Hellems, F, State NC, Beginner
Bryton Hobbs, G, Northeast State, Rookie
Mfiondu Kabengele, F/C, Florida State, 2
AJ Reeves, G, Providence, novice
Matt Ryan, F, Chattanooga, 1
Brodric Thomas, G, Truman, 2
Trevion Williams, C, Purdue, novice